July 7, 2016. No one can tell you more about what it’s like to study at the African School of Economics than our students, so we take pride in letting them speak for themselves. We asked four of our second year international students to write a short paragraph summarizing their experience at ASE. Read what they have to say, in their own words, and you’ll see how unique, impressive and ambitious our graduates are (click the image below).




June 27, 2016. The African School of Economics received on Monday, June 27, the visit of the World Bank's Chief Economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack. This was Mr. Zeufack’s first visit to Africa since he officially took office last May.

The visit began with a meeting that counted with the participation of several faculty members and staff, led by ASE Dean Fr. Claude Domfang and IREEP Director Prof. Markus Olapade. It was an opportunity for Mr. Zeufack and his delegation to learn more about the programs taught at the School as well as several ongoing research projects carried out by IREEP, including educational projects in mathematics, local governance and social mobility.

After this meeting, the Chief Economist met with a group of ASE students who presented some research projects that they are working on for their master theses. Topics included the effect of education on early marriage and teenage pregnancy, management of the public service, and elections.

Albert Zeufack encouraged all the participants and celebrated the opportunity to learn more about the African School of Economics. He challenged students to work hard and never stop wanting to go further, including continuing their studies and pursuing a PhD. "This is the key to a high-level career. The Master is already good but we must aim higher “ he insisted, before asking the students to do their best for the African continent.

Albert G. Zeufack is Cameroonian and holds a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France), he joined the World Bank in 1997.






June 24, 2016. Dr. Alice Bonou Fandohan obtained her Ph. D. in Economics in 2016 from University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal (Facuty of Economics and Management) with a dissertation entitled “Impact of Floods on the Livelihoods of Farmers in the Context of Forest degradation and Climate change: Case Study of Benin Republic”. She also holds a Research Master in Natural Resources Management (specialisation in econometrics) and an Engineer degree (specialisation in agricultural economics) by University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

Prior to coming to ASE, Dr. Bonou worked as an Impact Evaluation Specialist at AfricaRice (Center of Rice for Africa) in Abomey-Calavi (2010 and 2012). She has also worked as Impact Evaluation Consultant for ICRISAT in Bamako, Mali (2016).

L'ASE recrute au moins 25 étudiants dont 10 femmes titulaires d'une Licence en Lettre et Science Humaine de la FLASH ou en droit à la  FADESP à participer à un des deux projets en histoire sociale (Mobilité sociale dans la colonie du Dahomey et Histoire Sociale des Amazones du roi Behanzin).
Le projet est financé par Princeton University et le candidat retenu devra disposer des compétences nécessaires pour conduire des travaux de terrain.
Afin d'assurer la pérennité et le suivi du projet, la priorité sera donné aux étudiants désireux de s'inscrire à l'ASE pour l'année académique 2016-2017.

Si vous êtes intéressés à poursuivre vos études de Master I et II de calibre international à l'ASE et développer des aptitudes dans la recherche empirique; Vous êtes priés de vous présenter à une séance d'information qui aura lieu le Mardi 14 Juin 2016 à 15h précise sur le campus de l'ASE situé non loin du carrefour IITA.

Contact pour renseignement: 95062185 / 67800457 / 97429982


June 9, 2016. From May 23rd- 27th, Remi Jedwab, Associate Professor of Economics at George Washington University in Washington D.C., visited the African School of Economics (ASE) to deliver a course on Infrastructure Economics. Professor Jedwab specializes in urban economics in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure. He delivered a three-day course to second-year students covering different methodologies commonly used in the field, the general state of transportation and infrastructure in Africa, and his paper focusing on ethnic favoritism seen through the construction of roads in Kenya. Additionally, Professor Jedwab delivered an information session on Economics Ph.D. programs in the United States, including tips for how to prepare a strong application and coursework and research that the degree entails. Furthermore, he presented his research to the wider ASE community and policy makers on May 26th in a joint lecture with Professor Wantchekon that emphasized the importance of infrastructure for poverty alleviation and development.